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The best events and artists you must see at Sonar Festival 2018


The best events and artists you must see at Sonar Festival 2018

Celebrating its 25th anniversary Sonar Festival has the reputation of being one of the best festivals for electronic music, creativity and technology, in the world. Sonar Festival 2018 Barcelona will last for three days from the 14th, until the 16th of June.

Sonar festival’s founding values have been defined since its inception: the link between creativity and technology, its commitment to being a global event and a meeting point for creative people from different disciplines and communities. This year, Sonar 2018 celebrates 25 years with Gorillaz LIVE, LCD Soundsystem LIVE,Bonobo LIVE and a DJ Set, Richie Hawtin CLOSE LIVE, Laurent Garnier LIVE and many other emerging and established artists. Sonar by Day and Sonar by Night are different in terms of atmosphere, lineup and opening hours. We have selected some of the best events and artists we think must be in your Sonar 2018 ‘to do list’. 

Sonar Festival 2018 dates

14th, 15th, and 16th of June


Sonar by Day is from 13:00 to 23:00 and Sonar by Night opens door at 21:00, concert starts at 21:30


Sonar by Day – Avinguda Rius I Taulet and Sonar by Night – Fira Gran Via L’Hospitalet Av. Joan Carles I (corner of Botánica) 08908 L’Hospitalet de Llobregat

For more info and local tips about Sonar Festival 2018 check our our festival guide to Sonar 2018.

Get the complete Sonar 2018 Guide

Here is our list of Sonar day and night events and artists with their timelines, we think you must see at Sonar Festival 2018. 

Sonar By Day Thursday 14


20:40 – 21:55 George FitzGerald LIVE

22:00 – 00:00 Laurent plays Garnier at Sónar by Day LIVE


Thursday 14, Friday 15, Saturday 16 

15:30 – 21:30 DESPACIO (James Murphy + 2manydjs) DJ Set

Sonar By Day Friday 15


21:00 – 23:00 Black Coffee DJ Set


14:30 – 15:20 Henry Saiz & Band LIVE

Sonar By Night Friday 15


22:00 – 23:30 Gorillaz LIVE

23:40 – 01:10 Young Marco DJ Set

01:20 – 02:35 Bonobo LIVE


02:10 – 03:25 Bicep LIVE
03:30 – 05:00 Bonobo DJ Set
05:05 – 07:00 Miss Kittin B2B Kim Ann Foxman DJ Set


00:40 – 01:40 Benjamin Damage LIVE
01:50 – 03:20 Modeselektor DJ Set
03:25 – 04:55 Angel Molina DJ Set
05:00 – 07:00 Helena Hauff DJ Set

Sonar By Night Saturday 16


22:00 – 23:50 LCD Soundsystem LIVE
01:40 – 02:55 Thom Yorke LIVE
04:25 – 05:40 Richie Hawtin CLOSE LIVE
05:45 – 07:00 Charlotte de Witte DJ Set

SonarLab – Resident Advisor

02:55 – 04:55 Ben Klock B2B Dj Nobu DJ Set
05:00 – 07:00 Motor City Drum Ensemble B2B Jeremy Underground DJ Set

Find the full Sonar Festival 2018 schedule below. 

Download the full Sonar 2018 Schedule

Curious for more events? Below you can find all official events during Sonar Festival 2018 submitted on Resident Advisor. 

See all Sonar 2018 events here

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Written By: Philip Panov

Founder / Director of The Sound Clique

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